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an fbi program for limited deposit insurance for certain accounts, as part of the banking crisis response. you can see it live on our companion network c-span2. off the floor, negotiations continue on the fiscal cliff. this morning "washington journal" talk to a business representative about his take on the negotiations. host: let's begin with what is business forward, how did it come about? guest: is simple mission. our job is to make it easier for business leaders in the country who care about policy issues but did not have a washington office or a lobbyist, to speak about the issues of public policy. host: is this a brand-new organization? who is involved? >> we have been around 3 1/2 years, supported by some of the biggest companies of the world, with business leaders are in the country. we go out to small business owners, entrepreneurs, venture capitalist to get them involved in policy-making. what we do is we bring administration officials, members of congress, governors out to cities around the country to be briefings with business leaders. what we also do is bring the business lea
relationships. when john was the f.b.i. spokesman, he was often not helpful, but you could always talk to him and get him on the phone. if you had a good story, he would confirm it by laughing. a deep laugh meant you were on the right track. no laughter meant no. >> now, it looks like the tide is very much going against republicans. do you agree with that? >> well, no. i think in the short political terms, yes. the polling shows republicans will be blamed, but remember this is the obama era. it's going to go down -- it is his economy. i asked people, who was speaker of the house during the great depression when roosevelt was president? i'll give $100 to anyone who can name who the speaker of the house was in the critical first 100 days. >> jim would know. >> henry thomas rainey. that's a name that's in the history books. point being, speaker boehner's an important player and this is significant, but it is obama's job to lead and define. so if there are negative consequences here, particularly in the economy, it's going to be in the obama era things didn't get fixed. who is it, the australian
the attack, the tuesday kneesan government blocked the f.b.i. from interviewing the only detained man. the f.b.i. team has been there for five weeks, and they will not make him available. jans of 2011, the u.s. has given more than $320,000 taxpayer dollars to tunisia. i ask that all u.s. aid to tunisia be cut off because they're blocking the attempt to investigate the terrorist. why are we giving any sort of aid to a country that's proven at this time is no friend or ally to the united states? why are we not doing everything in our power to investigate the events in benghazi that killed four americans? should secretary clinton fail to cut off aid to tunisia, i will take legislative action to cut off the aid to tunisia. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from washington seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. >> i rise to recognize the outstanding service of jay johnson of the department of defense in
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